Monthly Archives: July 2009

Senators agree to reinstate mayoral control before school starts

After several hours of heated discussions, Democratic state senators emerged from a meeting today declaring that they had reached an agreement with Mayor Bloomberg on mayoral control. Standing outside of 250 Broadway, where a dozen of the city’s senators met and others listened in by phone, Democratic conference leader John Sampson said, “One thing you … Continue reading

Diaz, Monserrate walk out of control talks, but “it’s a done deal”

Sens. Ruben Diaz Sr. and Hiram Monserrate walked out of Senate talks about school governance this afternoon, but they signaled that their disagreement with the Democratic leadership wouldn’t kill a mayoral control deal reached with the Bloomberg administration yesterday, Anna Phillips reports from outside the Lower Manhattan building where the talks are happening. “It’s a … Continue reading

Racing to the top

The “Race to the Top” — $4.35 billion in federal funding to push education reform — starts today. States must let student test scores be used to evaluate teachers and principals, writes Michele McNeil in Education Week. That would force California and New York to change state law to qualify for funds. This is Education … Continue reading